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May 16, 2021

Summer is here, and in celebration of that Kingy, Drisky and Garron reminisce over the fine balance of gaming vs holidays in this anecdote driven episode. Whether it was a holiday in the UK, or one in foreign shores, the lads were sure to still get their gaming fix.

Apr 25, 2021

Join Kingy and Drisky as they go through some more arcade Hidden gems you need to play.

So come on our Discord channel and play through these games with us today.

Games featured in this episode:-

Bongo - Jetsoft 

Boogie Wings - Data East

Ninja Baseball Batman - Irem

FAST LANE - Konami

Puzzle Action Tant R - Sega

SHUUZ - Atari

 

 

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

 

Show Note:

Memory Engine - By Gary Walkden book

 

 

Apr 2, 2021

In this episode Ric and Kingy cover some of their favourite games on the Atari 8-bit systems, and in particular, the 800XL.

Show notes - 

 

Street Fighter 2 Documentary

https://sf2doc.com/?fbclid=IwAR0hfHUXbL5rWpwWl0TBA-ut0tmSuH-ulkkDE2eiuVF6myyy7BYcQbCX77E

8-bit memories episode

https://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/257-8-bit-memories

Goonies remake

https://computeremuzone.com/ficha.php?id=810&l=en&sec=remakes

Altirra emulator

http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html

 

 

 

Mar 20, 2021

Come and join Kingy and Drisky as they burn some rubber and play some of PlayStation racers less talked about today.

Amazing PS1 emulator called DuckStation: https://github.com/stenzek/duckstation/releases

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

Feb 26, 2021

In our latest episode of RGDS, Ric and Kingy cover Retro Remakes. The chosen list covers a host of re-imaginings of classic 8-bit era games. They all have been given some polish to bring them up to date with the modern age (and that’s just the show hosts).

 

Remakes featured in this episode:

 

Manic Miner

http://retrospec.sgn.net/game/mm

 

The Pyramid

https://archive.org/details/The_Pyramid

 

Klass of 99

http://retrospec.sgn.net/game/ko99

 

Empire Strikes Back

https://archive.org/details/1EmpireStrikesBackMinion

 

Jet Set Willy Online

https://archive.org/details/swizzle_demu_Jsw

 

Ghostbusters

https://archive.org/details/Ghostbusters_Remake

 

Space Fury

https://tardis.dk/wordpress/?page_id=50

 

Potty Pigeon

https://archive.org/details/swizzle_demu_Pp

 

Cybernoid 3

http://www.spacetimegames.co.uk/iframe/c3.htm

 

 

 

Show Notes:

Ric’s Youtube page

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGjlGli7QC4YhLtAGrm1GiQ

 

Pug Fugly Games

https://itch.io/profile/pugfuglygames

 

Kingy’s terrible Pyramid remake

https://archive.org/details/pcramid

Xentrix Ghostbusters video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFob3FZA7qg

 

 

RGDS Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

 

 

 

Feb 13, 2021

¡Ay, caramba! the RGDS boys have a new podcase out and this time looking at some of the best (and worst) Simpson and Futurama video games ever released. 

So come join us as we go through some of these classic video games.

Don't forget if you want to reach out and give your own memories and thoughts then reach out to us on our Discord channel here... 

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

This will be also where we put the show links to all items covered in our episode.

Jan 24, 2021

Join Drisky and Kingy as they take you through six of our favourite game on the ill-fated Mega CD or Sega CD.   So come join us as we take you through these amazing games.

Jan 10, 2021

Yes its time to buckle up and take a ride with some of the other amazing lesser talked about Amiga Racing games worthy of your time.  

So join Drisky and Kingy as they go on a nostalgic nitro fuelled trip through some of these amazing Amiga racers.

Don't forget if you want to reach out and give your own memories and thoughts then reach out to us on our Discord channel here... 

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

This will be also where we put the show links to all items covered in our episode.

Dec 14, 2020

As the year comes to an end, The Drisk and Kingy sit with a beer (or two) and intersperse Arcade Hidden Gems: Vol 3 with some festive memories.  Join the lads as they go through Merry Driscoll’s choice of seldom spoken about arcade goodies.  All at RGDS would like to wish all of our listeners a Merry Christmas and a better New Year for 2021.

 

Show notes.

 

The Drisk’s YouTube channel, featuring  A-Z top 5 of arcade games

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDrisk/videos

 

The RG350P retro handheld console

 

https://droix.net/collections/classic-gaming/products/rg350p-retro-gaming-console?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8dH-BRD_ARIsAC24umaVzq3zXpCbbtL5UryuKiLKcxzI4FW08Q74AQ4J2o596dTLbqUsW-caAiJXEALw_wcB

 

Games played in this episode

 

Fever SOS:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV3d-jIWgAk

 

Hammerin’ Harry:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GP3EoxU3xk

 

Asterix:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LhEovW4Uqw

 

Gals Panic S Extra Edition:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH5LVctRuuY

 

A.B Cop:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxabHEsEaWY

 

Heavy Smash:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QCD8u-3YTw



Nov 20, 2020

Yes, we thought at RGDS towers it will be fun to do a show talking through some of the Gaming Turkeys of years past that squat in the memories of Drisky and Kingy...

So sit back and enjoy as we take you through these infamous and terrible games.

Show Notes:

 

Bikers ZX Next Game

https://cavern.games/

 

Renegade III - recoloured

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36471/ZX-Spectrum/Renegade_III_Recoloured

 

Target Renegade Recoloured

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36470/ZX-Spectrum/Target_Renegade_Recoloured

Pacland Recoloured

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36469/ZX-Spectrum/Pac-Land_Recoloured

 

Kim Justice docu - Rise of the Robots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4udiQq5gpY

Nov 6, 2020

Join Garron and Kingy as they go back to the origins of their love for gaming and how it stayed with them through to present day. Expect nostalgia, anecdotes and and schemes they devised to feed their gaming habits.

Why not hop in to our Discord Channel and let us know your own gaming life.

 

 

Oct 23, 2020

Yes here at RGDS spooky towers we thought  it would be fun to go through some spooky and horror games.  As we have done a few of these in the past, we decided to go a bit more modern looking at games from the late SNES and PS2 era of gaming.

So put on your best trick 'n treat garb and join us through these spooktacular video games.

So come and reach out to us on Discord and chat through with like minded people and ourselves all about Retro gaming.

https://discord.gg/BwUwY8A

Hope to see you soon.

Oct 9, 2020

Come join us back to the totally radical 90's, when Sega was king and taking the World by storm with all their ground breaking 3D arcade games.

The Sega Model 2 Arcade Board was special, with games such as Daytona, Sega Rally and Virtua 2 to name but a few... So come join Aaron White and Paul Driscoll as we wax lyrical about this special time in gaming and all of our hearts.

Come say hi on our RGDS (Retro Gaming Discussion Show) Discord channel for show notes and catching up with us and our listeners.

Sep 26, 2020

In this fantastic episode, Drisky and Kingy cover the great early period of the ZX Spectrum - 82-84.  From mail order games to ones from upstart companies that became industry giants, the lads have it covered.  Join in as they go through their chosen list.

 

Show notes

Launchbox

https://www.launchbox-app.com/

 

The Retro Hour Podcast episode on text adventures

https://theretrohour.com/text-adventure-games-history-ep238/

 

Adventuron

https://adventuron.io/

 

A Guide to ZX Spectrum Games book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077RLWTKP/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

Spectaculator

https://www.spectaculator.com/

 

Oliver Twins Website

https://www.olivertwins.com/

 

WOS Classic

https://worldofspectrum.net/

 

Spectrum Computing

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/

 

Hey Matthew song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Jb9aTSoSc

 

Rise and Fall of Imagine Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hmItsUvyhM

 

ComCon configurable interface

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=1000070

 

Outro music Hey Matthew by Aaron White

Sep 6, 2020

Get those balls polished and join us for another fantastic episode of RGDS.  Yes Kingy and Drisky are looking at games with trackballs and Spinners.  So join us as we go through some all time classic games

X-Arcade: https://shop.xgaming.com/products/x-arcade-tankstick-trackball-usb-included

Mayflash 300 - arcade stick: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mayflash-F300-Arcade-Fight-Joystick/dp/B019MFPLC0/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mayflash+f300&qid=1599387628&sr=8-1

Video Tour of Arcade Club: https://youtu.be/8o4ZcV0t_z8

Kensigton with Orbit Ring Trackball: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Orbit-Mouse-ergonomic-ambidextrous-Sapphire-Blue/dp/B002Q42S4E/ref=sr_1_3?adgrpid=52572632589&dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkdL6BRAREiwA-kiczOf8fI6HiXbb3SwGJ6YHSaeIpK_e06gDta__2ObMAib8ZPhPcgAixxoCOtEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=259043908211&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045517&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17016366982645344268&hvtargid=kwd-316360756243&hydadcr=24354_1753692&keywords=kensington+orbital&qid=1599387744&sr=8-3&tag=googhydr-21

Atari Vault Collection on Super Sale right now on PC:
https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/atari-vault-complete-pack

Ultimate Guide To Videogame History by Steven L Kent:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-History-Video-Games-Pokemon-ebook/dp/B003FCVF6I/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=steven+l+kent&qid=1599387792&sr=8-2

 

Aug 16, 2020

Join Drisky and Kingy as they celebrate the excellent series of games in the Bubble Bobble world. The timeless classic that is Bubble Bubble is consistently on arcade players' top ten favourites and is undisputedly one of the best arcade games of all time.  It spawned many other spin offs too, including the excellent Rainbow Islands.

Don't let Baron von Blubba get you, sit bat and let us make a journey to the cave of monsters!  

 

Jul 24, 2020

In this episode, Aaron, Matt A & Matt L table the discussion that troubled so many gamers in the 8-bit, 16-bit and even 32-bit era. Which is better, PAL or NTSC. More importantly, what’s the difference?

If you’ve ever been confused about this eternal struggle, we’re here to help. If you don’t know your RGB from your RF, your 60HZ from your Big Black Borders, and perhaps you’re complexed why box art varies so much from region to region, don’t worry… the boys cover all this and more as they pull out the best and the worst that each gaming region has to offer.

 

Follow us @RGDSPodcast

Music featured in this episode

- Intro: Sonic 1 (NTSC and PAL)

- PAL Intro: European Club Soccer (Title Theme)

- NTSC-J intro: Pilotwings (Rocketbelt)

- NTSC-U Intro: Mortal Kombat (MD, Title Theme)

- Outro: Midnight Resistance (MD, Level 1 theme)

Jul 10, 2020

Y'aar welcome to an episode themed around swashbuckling pirate games. 

Join Drisky and Kingy as they go through various gaming systems and various genres within the theme.

Games features in this episode are:

Booty

Overboard

Monkey Island 2

Pirates

Capt'n Havoc

Skull & Crossbones 

Cutthroat island

Windwaker

 

Show Notes:

Alwa's Legacy

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1205900/Alwas_Legacy/

 

 

 

Jun 19, 2020

Join Kingy and Drisky as they turn their eye to the amazing SNES and Super Famicom and some hidden platform game gems.

Games covered are;

Super Adventure Island 2
https://youtu.be/Mq9puS2dark

Umihara Kawase (girl with fishing line)
https://youtu.be/FDt4ulUnBrc

Plok
https://youtu.be/r-29NkxK6YY
Link to Pickford Bros site and Plok Comics:
http://www.zee-3.com/pickfordbros/

Do-Re-Mi Fantasy - Milon no Dokidoki Daibouken (Elf)

https://youtu.be/WXNmZb2U3SY

Claymates
https://youtu.be/9UWlVQ1i9Ag

Sutte Hakkun (Colour Penguin)
https://youtu.be/SHrAV2JNgMg

Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel
https://youtu.be/bD9kUSaXoXE

 

 

Jun 6, 2020

Join Garron and Drisky as they take you through some more classic Amiga Shooters on Volume 2 of our imaginary compilation of Amiga Shooters.


Supercade Book 2 : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanburnham/supercade-a-visual-history-of-the-videogame-age-1985-2001
SEGA Announcement (FOG & Game Gear Mini) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6XBIhtFg58
Adventure Game Studio: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/

FS-UAE Emu: https://fs-uae.net/
Buy Kickstarter roms officially: https://www.amigaforever.com/
WHDLoad: https://www.whdownload.com/

The Games:

Apidya
Game: https://youtu.be/QCwvVpfhi7k
Manual:
Manual
Chris Huelsbeck Remaster MP3:
https://chrishuelsbeck.bandcamp.com/album/apidya-soundtrack


Agony
Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4RnxYPpMKI
Manual : https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=38
Frank Sauer Website: http://francksauer.com/index.php/games/test/15-games/published-games/10-agony

Frenetic
Game: https://youtu.be/hCRoQzGVf6E
Manual: http://hol.abime.net/627/manual

Killing Game Show
Game : https://youtu.be/mLZoYUgilkI
Fatal Rewind Game : https://youtu.be/qh3G5mWVj-E
Manual: http://hol.abime.net/627/manual

StarDust
Game : https://youtu.be/c35y_rBOrDY
Manual :
Manual
Super Stardust CD32 : https://youtu.be/d0FDH-Wfcic
Super Stardust HD : https://youtu.be/-UPZ3L_MMJ0
Super Stardust VR : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc6XyfJwBbQ

Silent Demo scene Amiga :
Soul Kitchen : https://youtu.be/07Uf-wW7zzY
Fruit Kitchen : https://youtu.be/SE3eUVUWtVU

Turrican 2
Game : https://youtu.be/wFtLGDywZlg
CDTV Version : https://youtu.be/DmkgaHTHD6I
Manual:
Manual

Soundtrack and Remaster : https://chrishuelsbeck.bandcamp.com/music
Gunlord : https://youtu.be/9v22jvBf5pU (Buy Gunlord X on PS4 or Switch)

Walker
Game: https://youtu.be/UaNEml45ZL8
Manual:
Manual

Controls:
Manual

Xenon
Game : https://youtu.be/N8zfoir_T8M
Game - Arcadia Version : https://youtu.be/3xfin5uNa_s
Manual:
Manual

Get Fresh TV show : https://youtu.be/LYyBi2Bgfvg

Xenon 2
Game : https://youtu.be/d-TfIo8UGwc
Game CDTV: https://youtu.be/ywwGYL4Qtng
Manual : Manual

May 22, 2020

Kingy is joined by 3 fantastic guests in this fascinating topic of text adventures; back to an era when flashy graphics meant nothing, but good writing was everything.

 

Guests are:

Mark Hardisty, curator of Classic Adventurer magazine

Tim Gilberts - owner of Gilsoft and the genius behind The Quill, Illustrator and PAW

Stefan Vogt - a modern day text adventure author.

Show Notes:

Classic Adventurer http://classicadventurer.co.uk/

A Gremlin in the Works - https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/products/a-gremlin-in-the-works

Gilsoft adventure systems kindly written in Stefan's Blog -

http://8-bit.info/the-gilsoft-adventure-systems/

 

Stefan's text adventure games - https://8bitgames.itch.io/

 

 

May 8, 2020

In this episode, Professor Will Brooker makes his return visit and chats with Kingy, the oddity that is/was British Gaming. They discuss the obscure British references during the 8-bit era; a time when international sales was but a pipe dream.

Join the guys as they take a stroll down suburbia and chat about working class depictions in games.

 

Show notes:

The ZX Spectrum Experience Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5NLOIuJRk

Klass of 99 - Skooldaze sequel

http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/rjordan/klass/

Games that Weren't

https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/

Apr 24, 2020

We thought in these strange times, we would look for our listeners how to Netplay, in other words playing classic retro machines remotely.

To add to the fun, Kingy and Drisky decided to have a competition of some versus games on the Mega Drive and 32X virtually, where the very honour of our retro gaming crown and our respective countries were at stake.


Apr 9, 2020

Kingy and Drisky dive back into the wonderful world of magazine cover tapes and disks on the Amiga and Spectrum.

Cor Blimey!  Howz-about a free exclusive book to accompany show for every listener!!! ... https://archive.org/details/rgdscovertapewars_202004/mode/2up

Talk about generous!!!

Mar 25, 2020

At last, and back my popular demand, the team return to the epic battle-fest that is Best Game of 1987.

The lads argued, fought and whittled the list down to a whopping 25 games and then argue their case for their own personal top 5. Which game will be crowned the top game of this year.

Join Drisky, Kingy, Ric and Garron as they try their best to entertain you in such a difficult time we are globally living in. Please note that many references made in this episode were recorded prior to the lockdown in which we are all currently living under.

Be safe everyone, we will make it through this.

Games features in this episode:

 

 

 

1943: BATTLE FOR MIDWAY

AFTER BURNER

AUF WIEDERSEHEN MONTY

BLACK TIGER

CALIFORNIA GAMES

CONTRA

DARIUS

DIZZY

DOUBLE DRAGON

DRAGON SPIRIT

DUNGEON MASTER

GALAGA 88

HEAD OVER HEELS

IK+

LEISURE SUIT LARRY

MANIAC MANSION

OPERATION WOLF

PAC-MANIA

R-TYPE

RAINBOW ISLANDS

RASTAN

SHINOBI

STREET FIGHTER

WARDNER (PYROS in USA)

WONDER BOY IN MONSTER LAND

 

Show notes:-

Blast Annual Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book

Black Tiger Speedrun - https://www.speedrun.com/black_tiger/run/zq6r5j5y?fbclid=IwAR21Xw4YiZrOEfw5Pq7QhFFvkpZHa3_c0kuVIJMpu4s9rt1mPt4XA5bASJg

Shinobi Megadrive/Genesis - https://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?30411-WIP-Shinobi-MD-port&p=824182&viewfull=1&fbclid=IwAR2n990LZTt7j3E2LSUQEK7o-S2Xrbnr3SjQdiwXdymQaSEh_WYc60fQWZY#post824182

 

Darius info - http://shmuplations.com/darius/?fbclid=IwAR2ifjK8FpJ2xHwDTxfTdpBDZ1rGYZUXH2f7nKi89ymWFAfDnhUr-kqrerg

EX  Mosquito Rtype Speedrun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_16HX57QRA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0t7q6_pNrFd6OxYkXpJivqrwfcS1VID77KQ7riG0MWTyqB3678q9eW0as

 

Head over Heels remake - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1134050/Head_Over_Heels/

 

Monster Max - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ga1rmuNjMA

 

 

 

 

 

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